Protecting nature through research, education, and outreach

The mission of the Lloyd Center is to instill a life-long respect and affection for nature in citizens of all ages through research and education

The Lloyd Center is currently closed.

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Please note: Due to the current health crisis, the Lloyd Center for the Environment is closed through the end of July.

If you had registered for a program during that time period, we are happy to transfer your registration to another program, issue a full refund or accept the registration as a tax-deductible donation.

Lloyd Center trails remain open at our 82-acre site in South Dartmouth. The health of our community is very important and we encourage you to heed advice from health experts. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note: all Lloyd Center trails are open, however, it is essential that anyone using the trails practice social distancing.

CLICK HERE for more information at Mass.gov.

Welcome to the Lloyd Center

Lloyd Center Membership

Please join or renew your current membership today!

Membership support is key to the Lloyd Center’s ability to instill a life-long respect and affection for nature in citizens of all ages through research and education; to advance a scientific and public understanding of our coastal ecosystems and the need to protect them; and to promote a legacy of natural diversity largely in, but not restricted to, the coastal environments of southeastern New England.

In addition to providing discounts on the Center’s wide variety of educational and recreational programs, providing timely notices and information on activities for the whole family, and providing early notice of special events, membership contributions help the Center to continue offering admission to its exhibits and trails at no charge to the public, thus assuring that all will have the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the wonders of our coastal environment.

About The Lloyd Center

The Lloyd Center serves individuals, agencies, and organizations in southeastern New England – Rhode Island to Boston to Cape Cod. It is the only area organization focused on educating the public about coastal and watershed issues, and conducting research on coastal ecosystems and endangered species.

The Center cooperates on a broader level in coastal, environmental, and educational programming throughout New England, nationally and internationally.

Our school-based activities further expand our reach to urban audiences. A scholarship program also provides space for ten urban New Bedford students in our Summer Program.

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